Entertainment of Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Ghanaian hiplife musician, Kuame Eugene, has admonished Ghanaians to desist from tagging musicians who used to be popular in the music scene but are currently unable to produce hit songs, as spent forces.
He questioned why Ghanaians prematurely retire some musicians.
The ‘Confusion’ hitmaker observed that most eateries, pubs and clubs refuse to play songs of such artistes because they see them as not being contemporary.
Kuame Eugene described as sad, the speed at which some musicians are relegated to the background.
He cited an example where he went to a restaurant and requested the owners to play Ofori Amponsah, Bisa Kdei, Pappy Kojo, and Edem’s songs in place of Nigerian songs but was told the names he mentioned were spent forces.
He entreated Ghanaians to stop killing musicians’ careers but rather encourage them to rise up.
Speaking with Nana Romeo on Accra FM’s ‘Ayekoo Ayekoo’, Kuame Eugene bemoaned:
“You will get Ghanaians who will say Pappy Kojo, Ofori Amponsah, Bisa K’dei and Edem are spent forces; what do you mean? I hear some of these songs and it’s very sad. I went to one of the restaurants and they were playing Nigerian songs from musicians such as P-Square, 2-Face, and Timaya. When I asked them to play the above mentioned Ghanaian musicians’ songs, they told me point blank that they are spent forces; can you imagine? I was so surprised to hear that, so, we cannot promote our own artistes in our country? Seriously, I was so hurt that day”.
“How do I send money to my parents if I’m described as a spent force in five years to come? Pappy Kojo is way young, he’s younger than P-Square, Timaya; Ghanaians should stop tagging them”.